Welcome to the Medical professionals section of the SHM website. This section of the website is geared towards doctors, nurses and other HIV specialist professionals.
Collecting data is a crucial part of SHM's work. Coded data are collected in 26 officially recognised HIV treatment centres and stored in SHM’s national database for research purposes. SHM maintains a strong collaboration with all 26 HIV treatment centres in the Netherlands.
HIV Treatment centres
Patient data are collected at HIV treatment centres by data collectors employed either by the treatment centre or by SHM. Data collectors have the same responsibility to safeguard patient confidentiality as the HIV treatment team. Each treatment centre is regularly visited by SHM's data monitors, who supervise the quality of the collected data and train the data collectors.
Information for patients
As a treating physician or HIV nurse consultant, you may need to provide individuals with oral and written information about SHM and about the procedure for both registration and opting out. We have a patient information sheet and a short brochure explaining how and why medical information is collected from patients, along with an up-to-date factsheet about HIV in the Netherlands.
Information for patients, brochure and factsheet
SHM has assembled an overview of several international treatment guidelines for the treatment of HIV and AIDS.
Research and statistical analysis of data
Perhaps you are interested in HIV research or require specific statistical information about a population in the SHM database?
To find out what research projects are underway or have been completed using our data, please take a look at the list of publications and research projects in progress in the Research section.
For specific questions about data, please contact us.
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